And we ended the picnic with a sweet snack. ..
Lily loves the cones with the caramel in the middle.
And I couldn't help but stop in the middle of the bike trail to take a picture of this moment. It doesn't even catch the real magic, but that's what it was. Imagine Lexi strolling along in the warm sunshine with her hero and a large pink popsicle. It gave me that lump in my throat. It also made me think how lucky Taylor is to have two girls who absolutely adore him. Lucky... (and he knows it).
When we got home I didn't want to do anything... But, I made myself get off my butt and go for a run. I did the whole "loop". I didn't run the whole way... I ran a little less than 3/4 of it (and that was more than I thought I could do since I have only been running half a loop for about 2 weeks... This was my first full loop trial run). The tough part is the very last stretch... It is all uphill and by the time I get there, my lungs and legs are burning. But I set a goal of 90 minutes to finish the whole thing and I did it in 80. (Now I need to work on cutting that time by 30 minutes). I WILL make it up that hill without stopping by the end of this running season... Right? THIS is my new favorite running song. (The video is pretty awesome too). Maybe it will give me that extra "something" I need to run up that hill. :)